September 18th Standard Master Top8 Interviews

Written by Jinete_dV on September 18, 2016


dschidi


Name, Age, Nationality:
Felix, 30, German

What deck did you play?
Simic Aetherworks Marvel
 
What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
Esper Control maybe, didnt faced it...

How’d you prepare for the master?
I was just brewing a few decks, and tested in main server.

In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?
Hmm, i guess i'd add a bit card draw or the scry puzzleknot, since its essentially to find the Aetherworks Marvel.

What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
Aetherworks Marvel, Confiscation Coup tied to Negate, Architect of the untamed, Aerial Volley

Shoutouts to anyone/anything?
To my Team "The Hive", to all Judges helping the games going on

Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?
no


darkdinomaster


Name, Age, Nationality:
Spencer, 20, Hispanic
 
What deck did you play?
UR Aetherworks Marvel Combo
 
What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
I felt that GR Energy Aggro and RW Aggro are my worst matchups but did pretty well vs them, did terrible vs Naya Superfriends though
 
How’d you prepare for the master?
Did extensive playtesting on my own
 
In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?
Knowing that there was going to be a decent amount of aggro I would have played either a 3rd color for radiant flames or played Kozileks Return in the side

What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
Best main deck card is Aetherworks Marvel, best sideboard card was Harnessed Lightning, worst main deck card, really isnt any, and worst sb card was Chandra

Shoutouts to anyone/anything?
Shoutouts to Triplekriz as he helped tune the deck throughout the past 2 days
 
Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?
Go back to doing 2 trials a day so us in americas have better opportunity to obtain a bye in the masters


TacoFarmer


Name, Age, Nationality:
Casey Miller, 17, USA

What deck did you play?
UG Reclamation
 
What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
Spirits, didn't see it, gladly, I think it's actually unwinnable

How’d you prepare for the master?
Threw brews up against a wall until one stuck, this one stuck very well.

In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?
Nope, maybe a different sideboard based on what decks pop up.

What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
Best MD: Splendid Reclamation, it lets me do powerful things so quickly.
Best SB: Invasive Surgery, super efficient, super good.
Worst MD: Contingency Plan, it is such a bad card, but necessary to power up Splendid Reclamation.
Worst SB: Plummet, a narrow answer to Avacyn is an answer to Avacyn.

Shoutouts to anyone/anything?
CollectorMania, best LGS I've been to

Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?
More Cube!


Duodax


Name, Age, Nationality:
Ilja Tchernomazov, 25, German

What deck did you play?
Naya Walkers
 
What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
Marvelluckerpile, 2-1 and 0-2.

How’d you prepare for the master?
Played Cockatrice a lot.
 
In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?
Should have played UW Flash.
 
What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
Servant of the Conduit/Radiant Flames/Oath of Gideon/Nahiri, the Harbinger
 
Shoutouts to anyone/anything?
I <3 DSD-Steve

Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?
MORE DRAFTS


HeebyGB


Name, Age, Nationality:
HeebyGB 27 USA

What deck did you play?
(Heeby)GB Abbey Hulk
 
What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
I have trouble with decks with lots of sweepers, I only played one control deck and it was really close.

How’d you prepare for the master?
Playing a bunch of games with and against brews on cockatrice.

In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?
I've considered adding white for Selfless Spirit or Gideon since I already have 8 prismatic sources and fastlands and aether hub would make it pretty consistent. Otherwise I think the main is pretty solid. It's almost all 4-ofs.

What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
The best card is Cryptolith Rites by far. Just makes everything nutty with turn three gearhulks, turn four ormendals. Worst card is Hissing Quagmire. This deck REALLY hates tapped lands. It's a necessary evil. In the sideboard transgress the mind comes in in a lot of matchups and is super flexible. The worst sideboard card is Take Down because I haven't seen anybody playing Thopter decks.

Shoutouts to anyone/anything?
Shoutouts to the NeoGAF and Northern California MTG communities!

Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?
I generally think you guys are doing a good job. Even more tournaments would be cool if that's feasible.


Csquared08


Name, Age, Nationality:
Clayton, 22, USA

What deck did you play?
Mono-Black Eldrazi

What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
I have no idea. The meta and decks are still pretty unknown.

How’d you prepare for the master?
Played a few matches last night. I mean, the set came out two days ago. Kinda hard to do too much prep.

In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?
I'm pretty happy with how the deck performed.

What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
Hard to say, really. Noxious Gearhulk probably put in the most work. Gonti out of the board was pretty fantastic.

Shoutouts to anyone/anything?
Shoutouts to Magic League for having the Master so soon after the set release. It made for a pretty fun event.
 
Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?
Not that I can think of.


Hades


Name, Age, Nationality:
Jed, 27, Wisconsinite
 
What deck did you play?
Boros Dwarfs

What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
Too early to know about match ups, but I lost to a Splendid Reclamation/Part The Waterveil deck in the swiss.
 
How’d you prepare for the master?
I didn't.
 
In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?
Ride Down in the main. 
 
What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
Toolcraft Exemplar is by far the best card in the main. Turns out 1 mana 3/2's with upside are great. Ride Down is the best out of the side. Worst in the main is either Aviary Mechanic or Inventor's Apprentice. Mechanic is basically just a bear with the right types, and Apprentice while decently sized when you have an artifact isn't a dwarf which can make some draws awkward. The sideboard is far from tuned so I'm not sure which is the worst.
 
Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?
Advertise trials and masters more on reddit.


Lord_Cuddles


Name, Age, Nationality:
Jon, 14, American

What deck did you play?
Dwarf Pilots, the best deck ever. Much value, synergy, explosiveness, resurgence, etc.
 
What do you feel is your worst match up? How’d you do against it in the swiss?
Marvel Energy decks. I went 0-2 vs it. I played Energy decks every round. :/

How’d you prepare for the master?
20 matches of testing. Went 18-2.

In hindsight are there any changes that you would've made to your list, or what deck would you have rather have played?
Fragmentize needs to be added, thought Marvel was Jank. I was wronged.

What was your best card main deck? What what your best sideboard card? Worst main deck card? Worst sideboard card?
Best MB is Depala, SB is Thalia. Worst MB is Caravan, Worst SB is Fumigate

Shoutouts to anyone/anything?
The HIVE will never be beat, but Marcus_Cockatrice and I throw some mean EDH.....

Suggestions for improving the overall Magic-League experience?
Update format info!

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